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[UPDATE]Harriet Beecher Stowe at 200: Home, Nation, & Place in the 21st Century (Proposals due 1/15/11; Conference 6/22-25/11)

Tuesday, December 14, 2010 - 3:36pm
Harriet Beecher Stowe Society


A conference at Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine

Call for Papers

On the bicentennial of her birth, the Stowe Society announces a conference celebrating Harriet Beecher Stowe—her life and works—at Bowdoin College, where she wrote Uncle Tom's Cabin. Conference organizers welcome participation from scholars, artists, and members of the community.

English Encounters with the Americas, 1550-1610 [NEH Summer Seminar for College Teachers, application deadline: March 1, 2011]

Tuesday, December 14, 2010 - 2:03pm
Mary Fuller / Massachusetts Insitute of Technology

We announce the NEH Summer Seminar for College Professors on "English Encounters with the Americas, 1550-1610," to be held at MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts July 5-29, 2011. This seminar will consider primary sources on Anglo-American contact in these early decades through an interdisciplinary lens, using evidence and methods from several different disciplines. We hope to attract a diverse group of applicants. Sixteen applicants will be chosen to participate in this summer seminar, and each participant will receive a stipend of $3,300 to help defray the costs of travel, housing and meals.

Deadline for applying to participate: March 1, 2011.

Seminar dates: July 5-29, 2011 at MIT.

Colloquium on the 'Legacy of the Will'

Tuesday, December 14, 2010 - 12:59pm
Organised by The Early Modern Seminar in Scotland (EMSIS) in conjunction with the School of Humanities at Strathclyde University.

Will's semantic slipperiness fascinated the Renaissance: in all manner of English and Scots texts of the period we find 'Will too boote, and Will in over-plus'. The structural conceit of the opening line of John Donne's poem, 'The Will' exemplifies a key thematic construct to be found in much early modern literature and a prevalent intellectual thread in the culture from which this literature emerges. Donne's poem - this willed enactment of the speaker's last will and testament to the world he will shortly leave behind in death - encapsulates the polyvocal qualities of the human 'will' and all that it signifies.

[UPDATED] International Conference ICT for Language Learning

Tuesday, December 14, 2010 - 12:53pm

The 4th edition of the "ICT for Language Learning" Conference will take place in Florence, (Italy), on 20 -21 October, 2011

The objective of the conference is to promote the sharing of good practice and transnational cooperation in the field of the application of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) to Language Learning and Teaching. The conference will also be an excellent opportunity for the presentation of previous and current language learning projects and innovative initiatives.

International Conference The Future of Education

Tuesday, December 14, 2010 - 12:52pm

International Conference The Future of Education
International Event on Future Education Trends

The International Conference "The Future of Education" will take place in Florence on 16 - 17 June 2011.

The aim of the Future of Education Conference is to promote the sharing of good practice and transnational cooperation in the field of the application of innovative education and training strategies, methodologies and solutions.

The Future of Education conference will also be an excellent opportunity for the presentation of previous and current projects and innovative initiatives in the field of education.

The Future of Education conference focuses on the following topics:

[UPDATE/Extension] Luxuries of the Literary Mind: Readings of Commodity and Privilege

Tuesday, December 14, 2010 - 11:39am
McGill Graduate Conference

The deadline for McGill's Graduate Conference has been extended to January 14, 2011. The theme is luxury, commodity, privilege, and consumption in literature, film, and other texts and cultural artefacts.

We are honoured to be hosting Dr. George Toles (University of Manitoba) as our keynote speaker and to have secured a faculty address from Dr. Allan Hepburn (McGill).

Please find the call for papers below.

McGill English Graduate Conference Call for Papers Luxuries of the Literary Mind: Readings of Commodity and Privilege

"Literature is a luxury; fiction is a necessity." G. K. Chesterton, Defendant (1901)

Print History: Cultural Artifacts and Transnational Networks [1.3.2011]

Tuesday, December 14, 2010 - 11:06am
Inquire: Journal of Comparative Literature

Inquire invites interdisciplinary articles (from graduate students only) that trace and/or describe print artifacts (books, chapbooks, newspapers, magazines, letters, pamphlets, etc.), past or present, as material, social, economic, and political works embedded in transnational networks. Articles may involve book history, bibliography, literary criticism, or cultural theory. Possible topics include literacy and reading practices, the creation, production, dissemination, and reception of text-based, illustrated, or mixed works, relations among publishers, printers, editors, authors, and readers, media production technology, copyright and international trade, popular, proletarian, educational, commercial, scientific, and political literatures, etc.

First ASSE International Conference on British and American Studies "Only connect..." 11-13 June 2011, Vlore, Albania

Tuesday, December 14, 2010 - 10:48am
Albanian Society for the Study of English (ASSE)

"Only connect …"

Call for papers

Deadline for proposals: 31 March 2011

"Only connect! That was the whole of her sermon. Only connect the prose and the passion, and both will be exalted, and human love will be seen at its height. Live in fragments no longer. Only connect, and the beast and the monk, robbed of the isolation that is life to either, will die."

Howards End, E. M. Forster

2nd CFP Transgression and the Sacred: Philosophy and Literature Conference, UCD, Dublin, 22-23 February 2011.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010 - 10:18am
University College Dublin

This conference will consider the relationship between transgression and the sacred from a broad historical perspective in philosophy, literature and literary theory.

Plenary speakers for this conference: Professor Richard Kearney (Charles B. Seelig Chair of Philosophy at Boston College), Professor Fred Botting (Professor of English Literature and Creative Writing, Kingston University London), and Professor Sean Hand (Professor of French and Head of the Department of French Studies at the University of Warwick).

We welcome papers from established academics, postgraduate students and independent scholars.

"The sacred world depends on limited acts of transgression" (Georges Bataille, Eroticism)

CFP: "Romance." Deadline extended to May 10, 2011 [UPDATE]

Tuesday, December 14, 2010 - 10:11am
Mosaic, a journal for the interdisciplinary study of literature

The OED has to give some three pages to defining the word ROMANCE that, with all of its rich history, is at the centre of this Mosaic call for papers. We invite innovative interdisciplinary literary and critical submissions for a special issue we are planning on this theme. For this issue, our interests include, but are not limited to, the following: "the Romantics," who have undergone a renascence of late; the French novel, the roman; romantic fiction; Romanticism; the state of the love story in literature and/or film; and the figure of the "romantic."

[UPDATE] CFP: The Figure of the Author in the Short Story in English, 8-9 April 2011, Angers, France

Tuesday, December 14, 2010 - 8:43am
Université d’Angers, France and Edge Hill University, U.K.

The CRILA short story research group (JE2536) of the Université d'Angers, France, will be hosting an international conference in collaboration with Edge Hill University, U.K. on "The Figure of the Author in the Short Story in English," 8-9 April 2011 at La Maison des Sciences Humaines, Université d'Angers, France.

Plenary speaker: Charles E. May, Professor Emeritus, California State University, Long Beach.